Sleeping Bees

sleeping bee aggregations
Hi Bugman:
I noticed someone sent you a photo of an aggregation of sleeping eucerine bees which were tentatively ID’d as Melissodes. Enclosed is a photo I recently took of an aggregation of sleeping male Svastra obliqua expurgata.
Sandy Shanks
Bohart Museum of Entomology
University of California , Davis

Hi Sandy,
It is wonderful having your expert identification to accompany your wonderful image.

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